3D printing is a milestone for the industry. A lot of time and money can now be saved by producing prototypes, small series and spare parts. Some companies have already switched to 3D printing for the production of various small parts. With the printers you can print parts of different sizes in various base materials such as onyx, nylon or metal. For fibre reinforcement, composite materials such as carbon fibre, fiberglass, high-temperature fiberglass or Kevlar are inserted into the component to make it even more stable.
The base materials are applied layer by layer, while the composite materials are added in a continuous fiber from a second print head. This way unique and high-strength components can be produced with enormous savings in cost, time, weight and material!
Compared to classic CNC milling, 3D printing generates significantly less waste and harmful substances. Furthermore, any conceivable geometry can be produced, such as internal cavities.